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Watches have become an inevitable part of dressing nowadays. Manufacturers from all across the world have left no stone unturned to coin this opportunity to earn. There are many watch manufacturers in the market which provide awesome designer watches to the customers. Here in this article, we have mentioned top watch brands and why people from across the globe are ready to spare any amount to grab the perfect watch for them.

Designer watches reflect luxury along with awesome craftsmanship of the manufacturer. Top luxury watch brands manufacturers put in all the experience gained over the years to provide a masterpiece to their customers. With thousands and thousands of rupees involved, you must rest assured about the brand you should put your hand into. Here are the top 10 list of best watch brands for you to ease your selection process.

PATEK PHILLIPPE

PATEK PHILLIPPE

Patek Phillippe is a renowned name and is one of the top swiss watch brands known for producing the most elegant timepieces in the world. The price ranges from $15000 to $1 Million and is the first choice of users who can afford to buy this watch.

Some of the famous world-known personalities like Queen Victoria, Robert Downey Jnr, Nicolas Sarkozy, Ellen DeGeneres, John Mayer own masterpieces from this company.

Supercomplication is the most costly Patek Philippe sold to Henry Graves Jr.’s watch for $24 million till date.

Founders Antoni Patek, Adrien Philippe, Franciszek Czapek
Founded May 1, 1839, Geneva, Switzerland
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Production output 62,000 (2018)
Revenue 1.3 billion CHF (2017)
Subsidiaries The Henri Stern Watch Agency Inc., MORE

AUDEMARS PIGUET

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Another Swiss watch company known for its luxury mechanical watches. Apart from this company has a reputation in the field of clocks and cars. One of the oldest watch manufacturing companies, it is famous for creating the world’s first minute-repeating movement for wristwatches. The price range starts from $7’000 and goes above $850,000.

Famous renowned personalities like Tom Cruise, Lebron James, Usher and James Corden own masterpieces from this company.

The most costly watch sold by this company is Signed Audemars Piguet Geneve Leap Year Perp which was sold at $545,000

Founders Edward Auguste Piguet, Jules Louis Audemars
Founded 1875
Headquarters Le Brassus, Le Chenit, Switzerland
CEO François-Henry Bennahmias (24 May 2012–)
Revenue 110 crores CHF (2018)
Subsidiaries Audemars Piguet (North America) Inc., MORE

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

VACHERON CONSTANTIN

Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer and is one of the oldest watch manufacturer companies in the world with a history of unfailing watch manufacturing and has been amongst the top 10 luxury watch brands in the world since its existence.

The price range starts from $18000 and goes as high as $6 million+

Queen Elizabeth II, Wright brothers,  Pope Pius XI, Marlon Brando,, John D. Rockefeller, Diana Princess of Wales, Harry S. Truman, Napoléon Bonaparte, William James are some of the famous personalities who owned this watch.

The most costly Vacheron Constantin sold to date is for $2.77 million to King Fouad.

Founder Jean-Marc Vacheron
Founded 17 September 1755, Geneva, Switzerland
CEO Louis Ferla (1 Apr 2017–)
Production output Around 20,000 (2018)
Parent organization Cie Financiere Richemont SA
Customer service 00 41 41 580 17 55

TAG HEUER

TAG HEUER

In the year 1860 TAG Heuer began as Uhrenmanufaktur Heuer AG founded by Edouard Heuer in St-Imier, Switzerland. TAG Group purchased a majority stake in the company in the year 1985, forming TAG Heuer. The name is derived from the initials of “Techniques d’Avant Garde” and the founder’s surname.

Price of Tag Heuer watches ranges from $1500 to $10000+

Some of the famous world-known personalities like Patrick Demsey, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Barack Obama

Most costly Tag Heuer is sold for $799,500 to Steve McQueen’s Heuer in 2012.

Founder Edouard Heuer
Founded 1860, St-Imier, Switzerland
Headquarters location La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
CEO Stéphane Bianchi (1 Nov 2018–)
Parent organization LVMH

A. LANGE & SÖHNE

A. LANGE & SÖHNE

Lange & Söhne is one of the top 10 mens luxury watch brands in the world. Since the year 2000 Lange Uhren GmbH has been a part of the Swiss Richemont Group. These watches reflect British style. Some of the top personalities of the world like German Emperor Wilhelm II, Alexander II of Russia and  Abdul Hamid II of the Ottoman Empire are proud owners of this timepiece.

Price range varies between $15,000 – $1 million+

 Most costly  A. Lange & Söhne sold till date is The Platinum Tourbillon for $333,000 in 2005

Founder Adolf Lange
Founded 1845
Headquarters Glashütte, Germany
CEO Wilhelm Schmid (Jan 2011–)
Parent organization Cie Financiere Richemont SA
Production output Around 5,000 (2018)

JAEGER-LECOULTRE

JAEGER-LECOULTRE

Another subsidiary of Richemont group, this Swiss luxury watch brand has made its mark as the top watch brands for men by providing masterpieces. It is also known for its  hundreds of inventions, patents, and over one thousand movements to its bucket, including the world’s smallest movement, one of the most complicated wristwatches (Grande Complication), and a master timepiece of near-perpetual movement

The masterpiece made by this company is owned by various well-known personalities of the world which includes Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, January Jones, Queen Elizabeth II

 The prices range between  $5,000 – $2 million+

Founder Antoine LeCoultre
Founded 1833, Le Sentier, Le Chenit, Switzerland
Headquarters Le Sentier, Le Chenit, Switzerland
Parent organization Cie Financiere Richemont SA

ROLEX

ROLEX

Owned by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex is one of the top mens watch brands of the world. This brand is in demand forever and is one of the most loved watches by people worldwide. Till today all the timepieces are made by hands.

Famous personalities that own Rolex includes Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, Mark Wahlberg,  Kanye West, David Beckham.

Prices ranges between $5,000 – $650,000+

Founders Hans Wilsdorf, Alfred Davis
Founded 1920, London, United Kingdom
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
CEO Jean-Frederic Dufour (2014–)
Production output More than 800,000 pieces (2016)
Revenue 460 crores USD (2016)

HUBLOT

HUBLOT

A fully owned part of France’s LVMH, Hublot is one of the top 10 watch brands of the world. Ever since it came into existence, Hublot has been delivering awesome masterpieces to its buyers. Famous personalities like Jay Z, Kobe Bryant, Kylie Jenner are proud owners of this timepiece.

Price ranges between $4,200 – $5 million+

Founder Carlo Crocco
Founded 1980, Geneva, Switzerland
Headquarters Nyon, Switzerland
CEO Ricardo Guadalupe (1 Jan 2012–)
Parent organization LVMH

BREGUET & FILS

BREGUET & FILS

Founded in the year  1775, Breguet is one of the oldest watch manufacturers and a pioneer of various watch manufacturing technologies.

Famous personalities like  Marie Antoinette, Winston Churchill, Napoleon Bonaparte are some of the proud owners of exclusive timepieces of this company.

Price ranges between $7,000 to $400,000+

Founder Abraham-Louis Breguet
Founded 1775
Headquarters L’Abbaye, Switzerland
Products Watches, clocks, jewelry
Parent The Swatch Group

GIRARD-PERREGAUX

GIRARD-PERREGAUX

GIRARD-PERREGAUX came into limelight after winning the Gold Medal at the 1889 International Exposition in Paris for the historic Tourbillon with three gold bridges. Vintage 1945 and Bi-Axial Tourbillon are some other top models from this company.

Hugh Jackman, Quentin Tarantino, Kobe Bryant, Pierce Brosnan are well-known personalities that are the proud owner of their timepieces.

Price range between  $5,000 to $600,000+

Founders Constant Girard, Jean-François Bautte
Founded 1852, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Headquarters La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Key person François-Henri Pinault
Parent organization Sowind Group, Kering

OMEGA

OMEGA

This is the official timekeeping partner of the Olympic Games since 1932. Omega Speedmaster made history by becoming the very first watch worn on the moon. Edwin Buzz Aldrin wore this watch while on his mission to the moon.

 Famous personalities like Daniel Craig, Steve Carrell, Elvis Presley are proud owners of this timepiece.

Price ranges between: $1,000 to $708,742

Founder Louis Brandt
Founded 1848, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Headquarters Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
CEO Raynald Aeschlimann (1 Jun 2016–)
Parent organization The Swatch Group

All the names of manufacturers mentioned above have left no stone unturned to live up to the expectations of the customers. People from all across the globe don’t give a single thought while buying these timepieces. I hope this guide will help you in choosing the best timepiece for yourself.

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